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Directed by Claude Chabrol
Written by Claude Chabrol
Imagine the perfect life. If you were Charles Desvallees (Michel Bouquet), you’d imagine that you had a placid, undemanding office job. You’d also imagine that your secretary was a young, bubbly ingénue in a mini skirt.
After work, you’d imagine to drive home to a lavish, spacious mansion, filled with beautiful furniture and a dutiful housemaid to clean both. Waiting for you inside is your wife Hélène (Stéphane Audran), graceful and meek. Alongside Hélène is your son, a precocious young boy that likes to read and gets top marks.
Imagine if, that night, you take your wife out to dinner with friends. Joking, laughing and jovial, you take her dancing afterwards, and when you come home, you two make love. Imagine if you lived that life, but imagine if that life is not as perfect as described. »
- Justin Li
Starting July 13th and running through September 2nd, prepare yourself to be transported to a summer vacation in France. All you have to do is check in at Tiff Cinematheque (350 King Street West, Toronto).
The 41-film sabbatical will make take you to popular and renowned destinations that include Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot le Fou (1965), Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour (1967), François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows (1959), and Jean Renoir’s La Grande Illusion (1937).
Remember to pack lightly, re-schedule accordingly, and prepare for the ultimate staycation. Bon voyage!
La Grand Illusion (1937)
Friday July 13 at 6:00 Pm
Sunday July 22 at 7:30 Pm
Heralded as “one of the fifty best films in the history of cinema” by Time Out Film Guide, Jean Renoir »
- Justin Li
French actor who played several classic roles on stage and dubbed the voice of Marlon Brando in The Godfather
In order to fully appreciate the wide-ranging acting talents of Michel Duchaussoy, who has died from a heart attack aged 73, one would have to be both French-speaking and resident in France. To those less fortunate, the knowledge of Duchaussoy is restricted to his striking appearances in several Claude Chabrol movies, and others by Alain Jessua, Louis Malle and Patrice Leconte, which were among the relatively few of his many films to be released in Britain and the Us.
In France, Duchaussoy was equally known as a television actor, whose voice was also recognisable from his dubbing of cartoon characters and stars such as Marlon Brando, in The Godfather. Prolific as he was in films and television, Duchaussoy was celebrated mainly for his 20-year tenure with the Comédie-Française theatre in Paris. There, »
- Ronald Bergan
Diane Lane, Josh Brolin Cinema Verite Best Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series nominee Diane Lane and Josh Brolin arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards broadcast on TNT/TBS from the Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. Lane lost to Kate Winslet in Todd Haynes' Mildred Pierce. The other nominees in that category were Emily Watson for Appropriate Adult, Betty White for The Lost Valentine (that evening, White won a SAG Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her participation in Hot in Cleveland), and Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey. Winslet, who has already won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for the old Joan Crawford role (in Michael Curtiz's 1945 movie), was absent from the SAG Awards ceremony. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/WireImage.) Diane Lane has a previous SAG Award nomination: Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance »
- D. Zhea
4 items from 2012
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